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Today is also hot and humid…i want to eat a spicy food on such a damp day. 

How about  a dinner with healthy tofu?

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ingredients( about for 2 persons):

momen tofu…1 (about 300g)


green onion(spring onion)…

butter…1 table spoon

olive oil…2 table spoons

salt & pepper…a dash of

flour… add to taste

soy sauce…suitable amount

How to Make:

1, Drain the tofu ; Wrap momen tofu with a paper towel. Heat tofu in microwave with a heat-resistant plate. To make it dry (500w 2mins30s,600w 2mins), then divide tofu into 8pieces. Sprinkle tofu with salt and pepper, then coat with flour.

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2, slice a garlic  and cut a onion into pieces

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3, Heat the salad oil in a frying pan and fry garlic slices at a low heat. When there is a garlic aroma, take out the slices once.

4, Heat 1/4 of butter in a same frying pan, then and saute tofus over middle heat. Cook the surfaces until crispy with the lid off, then turn over and saute the other side until crispy. Then, sprinkle on soy sauce.

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5, Decorate tofu in a plate, cover with garlic tips and onions. Then, add a few drops of soy sauce to them if you like.

that’s it! Enjoy it!

itadakimasu! & gochisousama!

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I wanted to eat nuggets so much, so make them with a tofu and meet.



  ingredients( for 2 persons):


meat…beef, or, beef and pork ground together…100g

1 egg

1 Bouillon cube/stock cube

salt & pepper

miso/ soybean paste…1 table spoon

flour…5 table spoon

  How to make:

1, Drain the tofu: Lightly weigh the tofu down, leave it for about 20 minutes then drain. want to know more how drain it? click below!

Tofu steak with plenty of garlic and green onion(spring onion)

2, Beat the drained tofu till smooth in large bowl with a whisk.

3, Add the other ingredients and spices from the top in 2, and  mix well on each time.

4, Ladle 3  by 2 table spoons, and fry them slowly at low-medium temperature( 160′c-170′c  : 300′f-325′f).

You can add grated vegetables like carrot in the ingredients  if you like!

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itadakimasu! & gochisousama!

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Finally, the end of the rainy season marks the beginning  of summer in japan today. Here in Tokyo, the temperature is about 35c ( about 96f ) plus lots of dampness!

When it comes to summer sweets, ice cream is the king or queen of sweets! Don’t you think so?

So, in this time, how about Tofu Ice cream? Very easy!




cocoa powder for ….3-4 table spoonfuls

honey…3-4 table spoonfuls


1. Drain the tofu lightly…how to drain the tofu…the easyest way : to make the hole in the package of tofu, then stand it against the sink about for 10-30 minutes.

2. Measure all ingredients and put them in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a freezer bag, then to a freezer.

3. When it is freezing before being frozen completely, sometimes crumple it together with the bag. Then, to a freezer again!

4. Repeat 3, 2-3 times. Then, freeze it completely.

That’s all! Easy, isn’t it? Try it!

take care,



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plenty of tofu…high protein: healthy  and good taste, but lower calorie than meat!

ingredients( for 2 persons):

meat…beef, or, beef and pork ground together…150g



salt, pepper, and nutmeg or your favorite spices for hamburger….suitable amount as you like

How to make:

1. Chop an onion finely. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and saute onion well and set aside.

2. Put tofu, meats, and spices in a bowl. Then, mix the meat with hands well. very very very well! That’s important!

3. Make meat balls and toss each ball from one hand to the other hand repeatedly. Make hamburger patties and indent the center of each one with a finger.

4. Heat oil in a pan and saute hamburgers over low heat not to burn them, and put a lid and steam hamburgers for a few minutes. .Turn over and saute the other side until the insides are cooked with a lid.

5. Remove the lid and cook until the water is gone. Transfer hamburgers into individual plates.

if you want to cook the sauce…

the sauce ingredients:

Worcestershire sauce…about 2-3 table spoonfuls as you like

ketchup…about 3table spoonfuls as you like

red wine…about 4 table spoonfuls as you like

honey…about 2 tea spoonfuls as you like

soy sause…about 1/2-1 table spoonfuls as you like

Add all the sauce ingredients  in the pan after hamburgers are removed…Don’t remove the meat juice inside the pan. Mix quickly over low heat to make sauce. Pour the sauce over hamburgers.

here, other healthy recipes using tofu, so check them out!

Chicken??? no, it’s Tofu! like Buddhist cuisine…Healthy Pretend Chicken Karaage( the japanese deep fried-chickens)

Tofu steak with plenty of garlic and green onion(spring onion)

Tasty and healthy! Tofu, eggplant, and chicken Lasagna

Tofu & ground meet nuggets

Tofu, tomato, and cucumber Italian ( a little japanese) salad

itadakimasu! & gochisousama!

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How about cool healthy smoothie?

Ingredients for 1 cup:

Tohu…1/4cup(not a measuring cup but your convenient cup)

frozen tomatos…same as the above tofu cup

frozen bananas….1/2 of above tomatos

apple…1/8 cut of the whole

milk or soy milk….4/5 of the above cup

honey…1 table spoonful

white liqueur…suitable amount as you like


1. Wash Tofu with cold water quickly. Tomatos, rensed, stemmed and cut into bite-size pieces.

2. Pour the white liqueur over the cut tomatos, and toss well to mix.

3. Put the tomatos into a freezing bag and freezing it. Peel the apple, remove the core, and cut into bite-size peices.

4. Peel the bananas, chopped into 1cm wide. Pour the white liqueur over the cut bananas, and toss well to mix. Then, put them a freezing bag and freezing it.






how to make

Measure all ingredients and put them in a blender, and blend until smooth. Then, pour into glass.

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With pancake mix and tofu….it’s very easy, healthy, and good!


pancakemix 200g

tofu 160g

1 egg

milk 60cc

sugar 10g

cooking oil 3 tablespoonfuls

your favorite several nuts…suitable amount

1. Put all ingredients into a bowl (please leave some nuts for the last topping), and mix them well. Especially, mash the tofu well.

2. Pour 2 into a prepared pan.

3. Bake it in an oven(180′c/350′f) about for 45 minutes.

That’s all! It’s easy, isn’t it? Please try it!


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low calorie, but rich delicious!  This is the very healthy sweets!

A piece of  normal brownie(1/10 of whole): about 370kcal,

In the case of the below ingredients- about 970kcal(whole): about 95kcal( 1/10 piece)!

For topping: banana, chocolate chips, walnuts, cointreau as a season, and others as you like!


weak flour 100g

cocoa powder 30g

baking powder 1 teaspoon

tofu 100g

soy milk 50cc

sugar 50g(  if you like, artificial sweeteners is also OK)

honey 2 tablespoonfuls

cooking oil 1 tablespoonful

1. Put  “tofu, soy milk, sugar, honey, and coolkig oil ” into a bowl, and mix them well. Especially, mash the tofu well.

2. Add to 1 sifting “the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder”, then mix and knead by a spatula till they are getting to be sticky.

3. Pour 2 into a prepared pan.

4. Bake it in an oven(180’c/350’f) about for 35-40 minutes.

itadakimashu! & gochisousama!

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Tofu Doughnuts

Just Mix pancake mix and Tofu in a plastic bag. Easy to put it away!

Ingredients: pancakemix 200g

                              tofu 200g( same amount as the pancakemix)

For topping: sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, chocolate syrup, and others as you like.

  1. Put all pancake mix and tofu into the plastic bag, and crumple it well.
  2. Cut an end of the bag by a scissor.
  3. Ladle the dough by a spoon, and deep-fry them( 170’c-180’c  : 325’f-350’f
  4. Prepare another plastic bag, and put your favorite topping in it. Then, put fried doughnuts into the bag, and shake it well!

Enjoy this delicious healthy sweets!

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